The Nurse Navigator functions as a member of the multidisciplinary team as an advocate and educator for patients from point of entry, through diagnostic studies, diagnosis and treatment plan for cancer through survivorship.
The Nurse Navigator's primary function is to build a relationship with patients and physicians, to coordinate a plan of care including appointments, transportation, education, provision and / or enablement of support services and representation within the multidisciplinary care environment.
The Nurse Navigator also assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of resources to achieve efficient, high quality outcomes for each cancer patient including support for interdisciplinary and cross facility collaboration e.g. tumor boards, and referrer communication.
On an aggregate level, the Nurse Navigator will track performance of the program in line with HCA, division and facility goals (growth, quality, practice guidelines, etc.) and identify opportunities to streamline care practice, for example through development of evidence-based guidelines.
The Nurse Navigator will serve as a liaison between the patient and family, primary care physician, internal and external care providers, specialists, referrers, support network members e.g. social workers, and the wider healthcare community. This role will include conducting internal and external outreach and marketing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Sets priorities and makes decisions of a complex nature. Interfaces directly with physicians, patients, family members, and other health team members throughout the St. David's Medical Center. Maintains confidentiality of patient's medical records. Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to care for patients of all ages throughout the lifespan of the patient.
Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA's and St. David's "Patient First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.
Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, and socio-economic factors affect the patient populations under their care as defined in the unit's provision of care statement. Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., Interpreter, dietary preferences, social services consultation, etc.)
Required: BSN in appropriate clinical nursing specialty.
Required: A minimum of 5 years of oncology nursing experience.
- Experience in program development
- Experience as a nurse navigator and/or patient educator in oncology
- Experience in leadership
- Experience in customer service
- Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
- Current BLS from The American Heart Association as a Healthcare Provider
- Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) certification achieved or in progress
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom